South China Sea

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The Asia-Pacific flashpoints fuelling an arms race across the region
Guardian correspondents look at the military build-up around Taiwan, North Korea, the South China Sea and the Pacific islands

Amy Hawkins, Helen Davidson, Justin McCurry, Rebecca Ratcliffe and Daniel Hurst

30, Mar, 2023 @1:25 AM

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US Navy rejects China claim that warship ‘illegally’ entered part of South China Sea
China’s military said guided-missile destroyer USS Milius intruded into China’s territorial waters near the contested Paracel Islands

Helen Davidson in Taipei and agencies

23, Mar, 2023 @5:12 AM

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Australia has ‘absolutely not’ committed to join US in event of war over Taiwan, Marles says
Defence minister says Aukus deal does not include arrangement to join US in a potential future conflict with China

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

19, Mar, 2023 @2:11 AM

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Australia’s defence force faces once in a generation shake-up – but to what purpose?
Key strategists say military needs to focus on maritime and long-range strike capabilities to defend Australia’s interests across a wider region

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

25, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Philippines president summons Chinese ambassador over laser incident
The Philippines accused a Chinese coastguard ship of directing a ‘military-grade laser light’ at one of its vessels, temporarily blinding a crew member

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

15, Feb, 2023 @5:14 AM

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Chinese ship accused of using ‘military-grade laser’ against Philippine vessel
Philippines coastguard says crew member temporarily blinded and mission disrupted in South China Sea

Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok

13, Feb, 2023 @3:24 PM

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US seals crucial military deal with the Philippines close to China flashpoints
Deal expands Washington’s access to military bases near Taiwan and the South China Sea

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent, and Helen Davidson in Taipei

02, Feb, 2023 @6:51 AM

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‘We don’t have limitless resources’: Australian government prepared to scale back defence projects
While Labor has committed to an increase in defence spending, Richard Marles refused to rule out building first nuclear-powered submarines offshore

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

23, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Penny Wong issues emphatic plea to US and China to ‘prevent catastrophe’ of war
Australia’s foreign affairs minister to give speech in hope ‘nationalistic domestic posturing won’t sink efforts to build safeguards’

Daniel Hurst

07, Dec, 2022 @11:33 AM

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Joe Biden will seek to establish US-China red lines in Xi Jinping talks
US president expected to urge Beijing to do more to curb North Korea and raise carbon reduction targets

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

13, Nov, 2022 @2:03 PM

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Australia’s emergency fuel storage down to only 58 days as Labor looks at increasing reserves
Study reveals Australia last on list of energy program signatory nations, as defence minister says government ‘very much’ looking into issue

Tory Shepherd

23, Aug, 2022 @4:32 AM

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The Guardian view on Taiwan diplomacy: a delicate balance | Editorial
Editorial: The US policy of ‘strategic ambiguity’ might lack satisfying certainty but it has worked as a method for keeping the peace


03, Aug, 2022 @6:00 PM

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